Ember: FRSC To Organise Sensitization Programs For Road Users

THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Delta State Command says it has lined up series of sensitization programs and other activities to ensure safer ember months in the state.
This was disclosed by the Public Education Officer, Deputy Route Commander Julius Bassey, at a one day workshop put together by Asaba Community Youths (ACY) and FRSC including the Police held at Ogwa Uku, Asaba.
Mr. Bassey noted that the sensitization programs became necessary as we are already in the ember months, a period that people travel a lot to see their loved ones.
While saying that the war against road clashes must be a collective one among the stakeholders, he disclosed that millions of people have met their untimely death due to avoidable road clashes.
He pointed out that the theme of the workshop “Arrive Alive” is timely, Mr. Bassey thanked ACY for organizing the sensitization workshop.
According to him “FRSC is charge with the responsibility of managing the roads to avoid clashes, he maintained that all hands must be on deck to achieve success.
He also told participants to avoid alcohol and other hard drugs while driving as that has caused many road clashes, resulting in the death of many.
Bassey listed haste, complex road network, not obeying traffic rules, rickety vehicles, bad roads among others as the root causes of road clashes in the country.
Therefore, I charged everybody to embrace change while driving on the road, in doing so, most of the avoidable clashes can be avoided and more lives saved.
In his welcome address, the National Chairman of ACY, Comrade Joe Okafor, said the workshop was organized to sensitized drivers particularly Keke drivers on the need to obey traffic rules and measures.
He called on the youths in Asaba to be united for peace to reign adding that ACY has come to stay.
In a brief remark, the Deputy Chairman of ACY, Comrade Joe Okonweze, said the youth body has a lot of activities lined up for the general good of all adding that ACY under their leadership is bent on bringing positive change to the people, while others who spoke lauded the leadership of ACY for being transparent and for carrying all along including the elders.
Present during workshop were representatives of Tipper and Quarry Union, NURTW, Keke Drivers Union, the speaker of the state House of Assembly, the National Woman leader of ACY, Barrister Bridget Ayafulu, Ogbueshi John Eso-ayanya and large number of youths from all the quarters of Asaba.